[Psophia crepitans]
  Habitat: Mature, dense tropical rainforests
  Height: 19-22"
  Weight: 35-46 oz
  Incubation Period: 28 days
  Number of Young: 3-6
  Conservation Status: Near Threatened

 

- Is a weak flier and prefers to run
- Perch in trees at night to sleep
- Dominant female mates with up to three dominant males; no mating by other group members
- When the eggs hatch, all the adults in the group will assist in feeding and caring for the chicks
- Young are sometimes transported from the nest shortly after hatching in the bill of the parent
- Commonly tamed as pets, they are effective sentinels because of their loud and unmistakable “trumpeting” call.


Grey Winged Trumpeter Coloring Sheet

  [Balearica regulorum regulorum]
  Habitat: Wetland-grasslands
  Height: 36-48 in
  Max Lifespan: 40 years
  Incubation Period: 28-31 days
  Number of Young: 2-5
  Conservation Status: Endangered

 

 

 


- Cranes engage in dancing and moves can include head pumping, bowing, jumping, running, stick or grass tossing, and wing flapping.
- Primitive species of crowned cranes date back in the fossil record to the Eocene period.
- Once existing in Europe and North America, it is believed they died out in these areas as the earth cooled, and only survived in warmer Africa.
- Crane chicks can follow the parent bird around learning how to forage for food within a few hours of hatching.
- They stomp their feet while walking across grasslands to flush out insects and other prey.
- Are the only species of crane that can roost in trees due to their prehensile hind toe.

Eastern African Crowned Crane Coloring Sheet

  [Grus antigone]
  Habitat:  Lowland plains & open wetlands
  Size: 59-70"
  Wingspan: 87–100"
  Weight: 15-19 lbs
  Incubation Period: 31-34 days
  Number of Young: 1-2

  Conservation Status: Vulnerable

   Sarus Crane Map 2

  - The Sarus Crane is the tallest flying bird.
  - Sarus cranes have loud trumpeting calls, and are noted for their displays of calling in unison, posturing and "dancing” behaviors.
  - Unlike most cranes, the Sarus does not migrate.
  - They build large nest platforms which can be more than six feet in diameter and nearly three feet high.

Sarus Crane Coloring Sheet

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